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department calls the biggest case of hacking and identity theft in u.s. history. >>> brute force. disturbing police dash cam video in minneapolis prompts a federal investigation. >>> and contaminated currency. you won't believe what researchers found on up to 90% of u.s. paper money. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "early today" for tuesday, aun 18th, 2009. good morning, i'm dan kloeffler. today we begin with a credit caper. it is being called the largest case of cyber crime prosecuted in u.s. history. 130 million credit and debit cards stolen over a two-year period. according to police, it was all master-minded by a one-time government innorchlant. 28-year-old albert gonzalez, along with two unnamed accomplices hacked into the databases to steal private customer information. that data was allegedly sold online. gonzalez is already charged in another credit cyber crime and has been in federal custody since 2008. >>> although it was years ago, he cut a deal with the secret service to track down fellow hackers. prosecutors say he returned to that criminal activity, sp
firings of u.s. attorneys. >>> and playerup. a bench clearing brawl breaks out between the boston red sox a bench clearing brawl breaks out between the boston red sox and the detroit tigers. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm kristen well ger. today we begin with town hall turmoil. with public meetings on the issue of health care across the nation, president obama managed hold a civil meeting on the subject yesterday and used a new spin on his campaign for health care reform. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama went to new hampshire to reform late his health care pitch. it's taken a beating in the latest polls. insurance reform is the new obama spin. >> getting a good deal from the insurance coverers. that's what i'm fighting for. >> reporter: no ban on reexisting conditions. no canceling insurance if you get sick. >> your health insurance should be there for you when it counts. not just when you're paying premiums but when you actually get sick. and it will be when we pass this plan. >> reporter: outside were pro obama d
hillary clinton. feather in the cap for u.s. diplomacy as these two women come home. back to you. >> george, thanks so much. >>> and this morning russia is flexing its military muscle with a highly unusual exercise far closer to washington than to moscow. in a scene straight out of the cold war, the u.s. military sent for days a pair of nuclear submarines have been patrolling over the u.s. earn seaboard. officials say the attaks have not entered u.s. waters or provoked american ships, this activity signals a more aggressive military snce by moscow. experts say it's likely an effort to display its naval strength which has been dramatically diminished since the soviet union's collapse. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> three shocks from a taser were no match for one tennessee suspect. the 300-pound man appeared unphased after an officer tasered him for resisting arrest. he got up and started walking oo away, so another cop shot a taser at him. that didn't phaseerth. despite the man pulling off probes, police eventually took down t
>>> this morning on "early today," put to good use. former president bill clinton arrives in north korea to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists. >>> closing time. facing massive red ink, the u.s. postal service prepares for some drastic measures. >>> and questionable source. police in ohio take down a knife-wielding elderly woman. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with bubba, back in the saddle. after eight years on the political and diplomatic sidelines former president bill clinton is in the north korean capital this morning. he was enlisted by the obama administration for a surprise mission to negotiate the release of two american journalists held prisoner there. clinton arrived early this morning on an unmarked chartered jet from south korea. the surprise, high-profile trip marks only the second time a former u.s. president visited this communist nation. clinton will try to secure the release of tv reports euna lee and lauer ling, who were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally crossing
>>> this morning on "early today," mystery solved. the remains of a u.s. naval pilot shot down during the first gulf war are finally located. >>> out of catch. the obama administration puts the pressure on congress for more funding for its cash for clunker program. >>> and dynamite bust. efforts to implode a building in >>> and dynamite bust. efforts to implode a building in turkey go horribly wrong. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. >>> and today we begin with finding captain speicher. after nearly two decades of promising leads and crushing rumors, the u.s. military has identified the remains of the u.s. pilot listed as the first u.s. casualty of the persian gulf war. nbc's gina kim reports. >> reporter: his plane was shot down in iraq on january 17th, 1991. the very first night of the first gulf war. >> tre's been a single american aircraft lost. >> reporter: for nearly 20 years, neither his family nor the military knew what happened to navy pilot captain michael "scott" ut on sunday came bn o sunday came c
of the u.s. economy. >>> escape plan. a pennsylvania shoplifter gives a store employee an eye full of mace. >>> and president obama awards the nation's highest civilian honor to 16 distinguished the nation's highest civilian honor to 16 distinguished recipients. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm christina brownment today we begin with leveling out. those were the welcomed words that spoke volumes to both wall street and main street wednesday when federal reserve chairman ben bernanke declared the u.s. economy is finally on the mend. nbc's michelle franzen has the story. >> reporter: the federal reserve left interest rates unchanged wednesday. a sign that central bank believes the u.s. economic activity is leveling out. key factors the recession may have hit bottom include median home prices up 4% last quarter, a surge in the stock market, and growing stability in the financial sectors. the committee says it expects inflation will remain subdued, but the optimism is guarded. the fed will keep a close watch on other indicators. rising prices for co
sun, sunlamps, extreme wind or cold may increase the risk for irritation. use of sunscreen and protective clothing is aised. go to epiduo.com and learn how to pay no more than $20 for your epiduo prescription. to learn more about epiduo gel talk to your doctor, call or go to epiduo.com. >>> this morning on "early today," scary scenario. explosive government predictions on how many of us are expected to catch the potentially deadly swine flu. >>> cause of death. unsealed documentsonfirm for the first time what killed michael jackson. >>> and last-ditch effort. a high-speed police chase in georgia ends in an abrupt and bizarre fashion. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and goomorning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. we begin with pandemic potential. the government is doubling down efforts against a new outbreak of the swine flu virus. it's expected to surge back through the nation this fall and winter. according to the latest estimates, there is a good reason why. th president's counsel of advisers in science and technology predicts up to 40% of the u.s. po
overexposure to sun, sunlamps, extreme wind or cold may increase the risk forrritation. use of sunscreen and protective clothing is advised. go to epiduo.com and learn how to pay no more than $20 for your epiduo prescription. to learn more about epiduo gel talk to your doctor, call or go to epiduo.com. >>> this morning on "early today," another look. reports say the justice department may be looking to prosecute cases of detainee abuse after all. >>> line of fire. thousands flee as a massive wildfire threatens homes and ancient temples in greece. >>> and what a mouthful. find out how many dumplings somebody can scarf down in just find out how many dumplings somebody can scarf down in just 10 minutes. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. and today we begin with a new spotlight. according to this morning's "new york times," there are new recommendations coming down from the justice department to reopen several cases of detainee abuse at the hands of the cia and private contractors. the move not only reverses the
topples a never-been-used high rise in a controlled explosion topples a never-been-used high rise in china. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm christina brown. >>> today we begin with another bombshell. he has categorically denieded it for months. former presidential candidate john edwards is expected to admit that he fathere a child with his former mistress. lastee, the 56-year-old former senator and vice presidential nominee acknowledged his campaign with real hunter. speculation erupted over the paternity of her now 18-month-old daughter named francis. in 2006, hunter was fired by the campaign to produce a documentary, accepting more than $100,000 for the job. now there's an investigation under way into whether she was paid illegally from campaign funds to keep that affair quiet. >>> investigators looking into last weekend's midair crash in manhattan may now have a huge clue into what caused the collision. they are now looking over video obtained exclusive i there by nbc news that shows the moment of impact. here's nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> re
, however, michelle franzen joining us from hyannisport. >>> well, in a tale of internation intrigue, russian officials now say a ship recently hijacked off sweden may have actually been carrying suspicious cargo, not just the stacks of lumber first reported. after playing down the sculation for days, officials admit they can't rule out the possibility that other more sensitive items were on board. there's been speculation that the vessel whic was pirated and recaptured the russian navy was possibly loaded with weapons or nuclear materials. 11 sailors from that trip are mo owsclewhainn moscow whle the ship is being takenack to russia. >>> a teenager in rhode island who dug a hole in the sand had anything but a day at the beach. when the 17-year-old climbed into the eight-foot hole, it collapsed around him. a photo shows him with an oxygen mask after his father dug out enough sand for him to breathe. after two hours, rescuers finally removed the trapped teenager. >>> a nebraska woman paid the price for trying to drive hrough high floodwaters. her car stalled while driving through an
and illinois. the storms shattered windows and in some regions even leveled uses. six people were treated at hospitals in illinois but those injuries do not appear to be life threatening. >>> well, the man arguably most responsible for the invention of television news died yesterday. although veteran producer donahue wit of cbs news will no doubt be remembered for 60 minutes, he was legacy as a true pioneer in the business of television will be so for quite some time to come. >> everybody who works with me is smarter than i am. >> reporter: you may not know him by sight but for his famous invention. donahue wit died in bridgehampton, new york, wednesday of the pancreatic cancer that had him looking so frail at walter cronkite's funeral just three weeks ago. >> call and ask him to page hugh of cbs. >> reporter: after joining the network in 1948. his tenure there included a decade of work with the legendary everett r. merle. he produced for all three networks, the very first presidential debate between nixon and kennedy. it was in 1968 that hewitt's 60 minutes debuted and established a fait
and over long island last night. that hot weather will remain with us through the day today. the showers and storms will cool us off in most areas this afternoon. the forecast, another 90-degree day from new york, philadelphia, and boston. there will be more clouds this afternoon. a chance of showers and storms, including there in boston. should be a beautiful day in chicago, 82 and sun pef that's the a look at your national forecast. here's a look at the weather outside your window. chance of showers and storms today, many hours, including concord, new hampshire. a chance of showers around d.c., baltimore, new york city. carry that umbrella today in case you get caught in one of the heavy downpours late this afternoon. >>> this is the last big day of heat for the eastern seaboard. >> retailers are left reeling. mcdonald's customers are still loving it. an ice cream treat with a kick. your early morning business headlines straight ahead. >>> plus, michael jackson's autopsy results are in. why does the mystery remain in the pop star's death? >>> amazing return to the diamond just five mon
storms to come. nbc's kristin dahlgren joins us live from panama city, florida, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hey there. right now just some light rain here, light winds in panama city. but we are expecting heavier band looking at the radar to come through in just a short time here. some places can expect to get up to 6 inches, even more locally. so the rain really going to be the signature of this storm. but claudette's lasting impact may well be a reminder of how quickly a hurricane season can change. claudette came ashore on florida's panhandle with lashing winds. >> 55, 60, even 65-mile-an-hour gusts. >> reporter: and pounding surf. while to the south near ft. myers a tornado spawned by the system ripped into more than 20 homes. all hallmarks of a tropical system. but for many, a bit of a surprise. claudette seemed to come out of nowhere, growing quickly to a tropical storm on the same weekend the season's first two storms also formed. >> why has it been such a slow start? high pressure over the gulf of mexico. nothing has formed there. very few storms coming off the
a state of tack,ncluding a bombing that killed two u.s. troops. in an effort to counter taliban threats to attack civilians, the government has actually banned media from reporting on election day violence. >>> well, strong storm systems gave birth to violent weather throughout the nation's midsection yesterday. in southeast tx, one tornado caused damage to a shopping center. it tore into a department store roof and tossed around vehicles. several people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. >>> in colorado, cameras captured this funnel cloud that threatened to come down. ou and not reach the grnd did not cause any damage. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. one woman in wisconsin is lucky to have some great breaks. take a look at this image. onlookers snapped these photos as the car was perched on top a raised bridge. now, the bridge was actually at a 45-degree angle when they saw the car and lowered it. police are still trying to contact the driver who drove off uninjured. >>> animal protection officials in florida rescued more tha
, attorney general eric holder is learning detainees died in u.s. custody. sourcing a person personally briefed, the move would almost certainly call for the appointment of a prosecutor and the potential for a renewed criminal investigation. >>> meanwhile, this morning's "washington post" as part of its effort to revamp policy, the white house has approved a new plan to create an elite group of interrogators to question terror suspects in u.s. custody. a move that shifts control away from an embattled cia. new guidelines call for an end to tough interrogation methods employed under the bush administration that includes sleep deprivation. detailing the agency's interrogation program. >>> for the first time in more than 30 years, social security payments are projected not to rise next year, leaving millions of older americans with a smaller monthly check. social security checks can't legally go down, but officials say there will not be a cost of living adjustment for the next two years. premiums for the medicare prescription drug program are expected to rise, which that means a shrinking
in projects in africa. he then used his position in congress to promote those businesses without disclosing his personal stake in the deals. surveillance video showed jefferson moving briefcases in and out of the trunk of his car before federal agents raided his home. that's where they found $90,000 wrapped in his freezer. >>> american journalist laura ling and euna lee received a very emotional homecoming yesterday thanks to the former u.s. president who traveled halfway around the world to rescue them. after spending months in north korean captivity, wondering if they would ever see their families again, the two finally got to sleep in their own beds last night. nbc's jay gray has the story. >> reporter: as euna lee and laura ling stepped off the plane and back into freedom, they carried with them the emotions of nearly five months in captity. >> the past 140 days have been the most difficult, heart-wrenching time in our lives. >> reporter: her voice quivering, ling talked about the moment the women realized they were finally going home. >> we feared that at any moment we could be sent to
forecast. good morning, todd. thankfully you have more than a polaroid to give us a snapshot of what's going on weatherwise. >> we'll go with a movie. pretty substantial at this point. major hurricane bill with winds 135 mrps. caribbean, extending out to the lesser antilles, moving to the northwest at a pretty good clip. i mentioned this first, a very substantial storm. the latest came in a minute or so. 125. but at least to give you an idea, still, there's bermuda, east coast of the united states, expected to bring this north basically into saturday, sunday time frame. it has slowed down a little bit. still expected to be a major hurricane off the coastline. primary inpact, waves will be the biggest issue as far as rip currents. very dangerous at the beaches. very significant thunderstorm activity. we will see a chance towards d.c., new york city by late this afternoon. something to keep in mind as far as you head out the door is concerned, mild air mass in place. the only reason we won't see 90s will be the chances for showers. there's a look at the region. let's check out your loc
that could give them some hope of a recovery. after better than expected japanese and u.s. data last week, the nikkei average hit its highest mark on monday. after feeling that surge, shares of mitsubishi surged 20% in value after reports it would be acquired in a deal worth $2.1 billion. according to the lumberg survey, the price of a gallon of self-serve gasoline jumped 16 cents to $2.64 a gallon, more than a dollar less than the same time last year. remember how painful that was? in an effort to boost confidence in u.s. credit worthiness, timothy geithner asked for increase to the national debt limit which currently stands at 12.1 trillion. new debt through 2010 is expected to top $3.5 trillion. all eyes on the federal reserve this week as they meet to discuss the nation's economy. the central bank expected to keep a target range for its bank lending rate between 0 and .25%. investors will be holding their breath as they wait for july sales data due to friday. it accounts for two-thirds of the nation's economy. earnings reports for major retailers will further drive home consumer senti
to push cash into people's pockets. the plan, to give out 100,000 pounds or 164,000 u.s. dollars all by the end of the month. so take a trip to london. could pay off. >>> a huge ruling in college basketball. and another nfl star is headed to prison. >>> plus, nobody can accuse the tigers brandon inge of just phoning it in. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and we'll be dealing with a ew unsettled spots for your frimpt what will the weekend hold? that f aoming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm barbara harrison. straight ahead on "news 4 today," a travel alert for commuters using metro this weekend. the major delays planned and why you need to have a plan. >> plus, the threat of a dangerous disease as college students return to campus. what administrators and the federal government are doing to keep them safe. >> then cuddle parties are the newest rage to kickback and relax, but before >>> good morning. ifyou're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, new york giants receiver who was a hero in the s
of us are expected to catch the potentially deadly swine flu. >>> cause of death. unsealed documents confirm for the first time what killed michael jackson. >>> and last-ditch effort. a high-speed police chase in georgia ends in an abrupt and bizarre fashion. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. we begin with pandemic potential. the government is doubling down efforts against a new outbreak of the swine flu virus. it's expected to surge back through the nation this fall and winter. according to the latest estimates, there is a good reason why. the president's counsel of advisers in science and technology predicts up to 40% of the u.s. population will suffer swine flu symptoms in the coming months. the virus could kill as many as 90,000 people, far more than the seasonal flu. faced with a potential strain on medical facilities, the panel is calling on vaccine manufacturers to step up production and accelerate production to children. nrchlt a potentially politically explosive move, the justice department is launching a c
of their family. christina, back to you. >> all rig, thank you. ann thompson joining us live from mom nianhysport this ornin. thank you, a.an >>> a plice chase in kentucky took a wrong turn for law enforcement. while responding to the pursuit of a suspect on foot, a sheriff in an suv crashed into a metro police officer's squad car. the collision sent the sheriff's suv into a fish store, knocking out the front en trance. both law enforcement officials went to the hospital with nonlife threatening injues. >>> meanwhile, firefighters in louisiana battled a three-alarm fire which ey determined was the result of arson. fire crewsfought the blaze at the local arts center for hours. investigators say seven separate fires sparked the inferno. >>> an ohio man brought more than his rsume to apply for a job. securityameras outside a school board building captured the man hiding a handgun in a planter. before walking into the government blding for a job applition, a pedestrian actually claimed seeing the bury the gun andcalled police, who then arrested him for carrying a concealed weapon. >> for one man in i
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am i going to use? it's not important? >> we'll work out the details later. >> boeing revised, aig, and a place to pamper man's best friend. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, is it an escapable fate that the final deination will win this weekend at the box ofice? >>> ftball history at usc, and eagles ha landed, michael vic debuts for philadelphia. you're watching "early today." >> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i dan kloeffler here are some of your top headlin this morning. >>> afr a year long inquiry, prosecurs have decided not to charge bill richardson for a pay to play scheme. it forced him to withdraw from president obama's nominee for ess secretary. the governor was quote gratified he was vindicated. >>> california frefighters are battling a fast moving brushfire that charred 75 acres in the seaside sea of rancho, palo verde. an unknown number of structures in that area. >>> hoping to doomethingabout prejudice against gypes in romania, madonna found out how deeply those prejudices are held by some. yesterday she wasbooed at h
's pockets. the plan, to give out 100,000 pounds or 164,000 u.s. dollars all by the end of the month. so take a trip to london. could pay off. >>> a huge ruling in college basketball. and another nfl star is headed to prison. >>> plus, nobody can accuse the tigers brandon inge of just phoning it in. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and we'll be dealing with a few unsettled spots for your frimpt what will the weekend hold? that forecast coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. ifyou're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, new york giants receiver who was a hero in the super bowl two years ago is now anything but a hero. here's nbc fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> it wouldn't have mattered if but how long. how long would plaxico burress in prison for accidentally shooting himself last november. he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a weapon and accepted a simply bargain with a two-year prison term. to baseball, red sox, after scoring 16 runs in the last two games, boston put up another eight aga
in a makeshift encampment, forced to have two children with the suspect. using cadaver dogs, police are ex expanding their search to a neighboring property where garrido worked as a caregiver. meanwhile, the kidnapping victim and her children are recovering. garrido and his wife are pleading not guilty in that case. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a tornado caused major damage in new york. along a half mile stretch where it touched down, 90-mile-per-hour left boats stacked against one another or beached on land. two vessels sank. fortunately no reports of any injuries. >>> a 7-year-old hiker was rescued in tennessee five days after getting lost. the wayward backpacker was airlifted out of rugged terrain. officials say the man did everything right, waiting a top a ridge and using a yellow tarp to signal rescuers. >>> in texas, another survival story. three boaters stranded at seas beat the odds. for three days they were on top a catamaran. it shows how hungry they were after being at sea for a weak. they were on an overnight fishing trip when
dumpling weighed in at over 200 pounds. that's a lot of matza. the chef used 1,000 eggs, 800 pounds of marjarine. it was located to a local soup kitchen. >>> now for a look at the national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, i'm making matza for breakfast. >> good friday. we made it! the weekend is just about here. good morning to everyone out there. temperatures very comfortable yesterday in the great lakes through new england. we got a little mini heat wave for the mid atlantic states. warm in tlant, new orleans and orlando. everything typical this morning. everything is very quiet out there. not a lot of bad weather. 61 in cincinnati. that's cool and refreshing. windows open, ac off. you'll need to crank the ac by the time sunday and monday arrives. a little bit of light rain jt off the west coast of south florida. otherwise, high pressure is in control as this junk exits. the hot weather in texas is going to expand over the next couple days. it's going to be really the first full-fledged heat wave in many areas of t
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